Spearheading the interior design portion of this project (AOR McIntosh Poris Associates is responsible for the architecture), the opportunity for this community involved rebranding and transforming a 1970s building to align with the eccentric and inviting City Club Apartments brand. Within the interior, upgrades included the unit finishes plus update and incorporate a series of new environments including a new outdoor pool deck, zen garden, amenity area, fitness space, clubroom, co-working areas, business center, lobby, and leasing office.
The pillars of the City Club Apartment brand are:
- Location is everything
- Innovation in hospitality
- Focus on resident experience
- Provide advanced technology
This project’s amenity package supports these pillars and provides the resident with a unique experience they can only find at a City Club property. The aesthetic is extremely bold and offers an eclectic, stand-out design using eccentric colors, patterns, and textures. The resident social spaces allow renters to engage with their community with this development offering affordable housing options, in addition to market-rate units.
The resulting building features four different unit finish packages, providing the renter with options that appeal to their individual tastes. The outdoor amenity spaces are a huge draw for residents with areas for swimming, lounging, dining, relaxing, meditating, and entertaining all incorporated into the final product. Plus, they get a unique experience with the new exterior façade being a nod to green foliage creating an urban treehouse, and the interior amenity spaces offering art and accessories that tie to the neighborhood and local Detroit history.